‘IT’S NOT THE HEAT, IT’S THE
HUMIDITY’, IS MORE THAN A
CLICHÉ, IT’S A DANGER SIGNAL.
It’s true that when you sweat, perspiration evaporates and actually helps cool the body. But if you’re working in an environment that’s both hot and humid, that humidity can actually reduce the degree to which the body can lose heat by evaporation. The harder it is to cool off, the easier it is to suffer a heat related illness.
Wearing light, loose-fitting clothes, such as cotton and light colors, can help. But it’s best to keep the basics in mind, too, like wearing a proper hat to keep the sun off your head and neck.
Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. And if you’re doing strenuous work, take breaks often to cool down.
At Halliburton, solving customer challenges is second only to keeping everyone safe and healthy. You can find more safety tips at www.halliburton.com/HSE.
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